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Ambitious about Autism's Inaugural Youth Lecture
Mon 27 March 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
Ambitious about Autism's Youth Patrons invite you to join us in asking "What is normal?"
As young people with autism we are reclaiming the word normal for World Autism Awareness Month. We want to remind people that everyone’s normal is different and that those quirks and idiosyncrasies that everyone has are what makes them who they are. And that is the same for people with autism.
We can't do this alone, which is why we are inviting you to join us for our first ever Youth Lecture on 27th March 2017 .This is your opportunity to feedback on your experiences, to network with young people with autism, and as well as their friends, family members and the professionals who work alongside them. There will also be the chance to access our research and resources ahead of publication. The lecture will be fun. And it is free.
At the lecture Youth Patrons will:
- Present the findings of our joint research with the Institute of Education about young people with autism's experiences of mental health and wellbeing.
- Share our stories of what 'normal' means to us
- Present the resources we've developed to support young people with autism to tell people around them what 'normal' looks like to them.
- Offer you opportunities to ask questions of our expert panel
Will you make reasonable adjustments to meet my access needs?
Yes. Everyone who books a ticket to this event will be sent an Equal Access form. This allows us to be aware of/ plan for your access requirements in advance. If you are coming with a supporter, please book them a ticket at the same time as your own, and then return the form to us to let us know what adjustments will be helpful to you.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, this is young persons event so young people are welcome. Alcohol will be served so please let us know if any of your party are under 18 in order that we can ensure they are only offered soft drinks.
We particularly welcome young people with autism's attendance - if you are a school, college, university or social group wishing to book more than 4 tickets please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't make it to the event - can I still see the research/ get involved somehow?
If you can't make it to the event - but want to contribute to the research or recieve the research findings, videos or assembly packs please visit www.knowyournormal.co.uk to register your interest.